The DFG – Long Gone The Day

LP released 2005

Tracks

1. Pre War Blues
2. Where You Gonna Go
3. Dreaming Tree
4. Lone Gone The Day
5. Shadows
6. Lantern
7. Are You Ready
8. Too Fast
9. To The Bone
10. Time And Tide
11. Easy Prey ……

The DFG Long Gone The Day

Produced, performed & arranged by The DFG:
DAN LICHT – vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, harmonica
DENISE SMITH – vocals, percussion
DARREN JONES – guitars, vocals, banjolin
JOSH LICHT – drums, percussion
BROOK QUINN – bass guitar

Additional musicians:
MATTHEW VEHL – hammond organ
BRUCE SANDELL – saxophone, clarinet
VINNI BURKE – trumpet

Recorded at Fat Sound by Barry Stockley
& Raw Spirit Studios by Richard Cooke.
Mastered by Barry Stockley.

Tom Smith – Symbol
Denise & Dan – Layout & design
Kathryn Salisbury, Prue Licht – Photos

© 2005

Lyrics

PRE WAR BLUES (Daniel Licht/DFG)

There’s a cruel wind blowin’
down the corridors of power
People turned their heads
and grew weary by the hour
Trouble on the oil fields
static on the evening news
And the boy fell for the girl
who sang the pre war blues
a la de da ….

Dry lighting in the sky
dirty water deep down in the wells
With their dirty Judas minds
the men behind the body bag cartels
Remind us all the while
we were never born to lose
And the boy fell for the girl
who said ‘try and walk in my shoes’
a la de da …..

Deep in the dirt lay the bud
that would soon be a flower
Poppies for young men
betrayed in the darkest hour
Trouble on the oil fields
static on the evening news
And the girl fell for the boy
who sang the pre war blues
a la de da ……

WHERE YOU GONNA GO (Daniel Licht/DFG)

You’re still looking for the man in Babylon
waiting to show you the way girl
He’ll never know
where it is that you’re coming from
you’re gonna find out some day girl
Where you gonna run
when that scene ain’t no fun
it’s left you with a broken heart girl
when he’s moved on
and you’re needing someone
to keep you from falling apart girl

Where you gonna go
when the lights go down in your world ….

You’re still looking for the man with a silver tongue
waiting to show you the way girl
but he’ll never know
where it is that you’re coming from
and you’re gonna find out some day girl
Where you gonna be
when you find out that he
has left you far behind girl
is it only then
that you will see
that you’re been wasting your time girl

Where you gonna go
when the lights go down in your world ….

And when the night comes strolling in again
and you can’t recall where you’ve been again ….

Where you gonna go
when the lights go down in your world ….

DREAMING TREE (Daniel Licht/DFG)

With the naked earth beneath us
and the universe above
where nothing can come between us
far away from the push and shove
Where the water comes to meet us
we’ll walk down by the sea
where the sun comes out to greet us
underneath the dreaming tree

And we smoke a little jah
(in the afternoon)
Sleep beneath the stars
(by the light of the moon)
Take a little time
(it couldn’t come too soon)
For me and you

The sacred earth before us
the sky is turning red
we sail away at the end of the day
the land on up ahead
The turning world behind us
we’ll live down by the sea
where no one else can find us
underneath the dreaming tree

And we smoke a little jah
(in the afternoon)
Sleep beneath the stars
(by the light of the moon)
Take a little time
(it couldn’t come too soon)
For me and you

LONE GONE THE DAY (Daniel Licht/DFG)

I came to you
you played me for a fool
If that’s the best you can do
don’t bother with me anymore
You wasted my time
I’m not angry anymore
Ate my food, drank my wine
then headed straight for the door

Now you believe
there’s no love left in this town
You say you’ve seen it all
grown tired of being wired
to the ground
Should you love in vain
I’ll be sure to cut you down
I won’t go through that again

Lone gone the day
when you turned away
I came running after to you once more
Lone gone the day
when you come home at night
and find me asleep on the floor
I know you lost your way
needed someone around
to help you reassure
Lone gone the day
don’t come through my door

SHADOWS (Darren Jones/Tom Beith/DFG)

What’s on your mind
Is it dripping down your face
You can’t seem to place it
Sorry and disgraced
Could it be so unkind
Floored by design
Another day another crime
Now you’re searching for your mind
As the days roll on sublime

My shadow waits in vein
where things aren’t quite the same
what’s on your mind
What’s on your mind

Lost in love and life
I search for peace of mind
And all you do it waste the time
Now you’re searching for your mind
As the days roll on sublime

My shadow waits in vein
where things aren’t quite the same
what’s on your mind
What’s on your mind

LANTERN (Daniel Licht/DFG)

You will know my home
by the lantern by the door
You don’t have to try
too hard anymore
Take you as you are
Right here right now
You don’t have to try
too hard anyhow

And you and I
In time we’ll tell
for where we are bound
And we will rise
as surely as the world
keeps turning round
We won’t let them
bring us down

You can call me on the phone
anytime at all
If you’re all alone
You can always call
You will know my home
by the lantern by the door
You’re welcome in my world
Forevermore

And you and I
In time we’ll tell
for where we are bound
And we will rise
as surely as the world
keeps turning round
We won’t let them
bring us down

ARE YOU READY (Daniel Licht/DFG)

Don’t leave me waiting high and dry

Are you ready for love
Like I’m ready for love
Does your sorrow keep you waiting in line
Are you ready to give
Like I’m ready to give
’cause tomorrow ain’t such a long time

So let it be known
That now is the time
for movement of energy
I’ve been happy alone
but with you on my mind
It’s where I wanna be

Don’t leave me waiting high and dry

Are you ready for love
Like I’m ready for love
Does your sorrow keep you waiting in line
Are you ready to give
Like I’m ready to give
’cause tomorrow ain’t such a long time

Now I’m here on my own
Time on my hands
You in my memory
Are you happy alone
Could you give love a chance
Is it where you want to be

Is it worth the waiting, I and I

Are you ready for love
Like I’m ready for love
Does your sorrow keep you waiting in line
Are you ready to give
Like I’m ready to give
’cause tomorrow ain’t such a long time

TOO FAST (Daniel Licht/DFG)

Sitting on the beach
and we drink from the jar
he gives her a smile
for a while they forget where they are
He moves with the greatest of ease
He gets wood for the fire
’cause tonight they say it’s gonna freeze

Sitting at the bar
and she says she’s unsure
Now the word’s got around
she don’t wanna go home anymore
He’s miles away
and he’s too far gone
He’ll return for the time
that it takes to pack his bags
and move on

And the time that it takes
to move him away
to a place where he feels no pain
but he’s moving too fast
this time is the last
she tells herself again and again

Sitting at home
and she’s on the phone
she says it’s time to let go
they both need some time on their own
She moves with the greatest of ease
She gets wood for the fire
’cause tonight they say it’s gonna freeze

And the time that it takes
to move him away
to a place where he feels no pain
but he’s moving too fast
this time is the last
she tells herself again and again

TO THE BONE (Daniel Licht/DFG)

I don’t need the bright light
You can burn on down the satellite
All I need is for someone
to tell me it’s alright
All I need is a little sensuality
A little herb to deal with my reality
And I just need someone
by my side tonight

So woman, please don’t leave me here alone
This loneliness, it is chilling me to the bone

I moved on out of the fast lane
While she’s way up on high on a jet plane
And wild is the wind
that calls out her name
So please don’t tell me that you love me
All the while you’ve been thinking of me
When before too long
you’ll be gone, all the same

So woman, please don’t leave me here alone
This loneliness, it is chilling me to the bone

Gonna take a little time
Move on in a straight line
Not get hung up about it
Gonna take a little time
You’re not messing with my mind
You know I can live without it …

TIME AND TIDE (Daniel Licht/DFG)

They say that life’s for the living
And you know that it’s true
While you’ve something left for the giving
got to try and push on through
Try to stay on the level
Don’t ever ask why
You take the hand of the devil
to try and get by

And time and tide keep rolling on
far and wide I have run
could not hide
now I’ll find my way home

Shine a light on my shoulder
Shine a light on the ground
Give me the strength as I grow older
so I know where I’m bound
As the night time grows colder
I will lay my body down
and I pray that I grow bolder
with every good thing I’ve found

And time and tide keep rolling on
far and wide I have run
could not hide
now I’ll find my way home

EASY PREY (Daniel Licht/DFG)

She’ll convince you that you love her
when there’s no one else around
and just when you think that you’re with her
it’s then she can’t be found
So you sit by yourself by the river
watch the sun go down
As the sky up above grows darker
on this long gone town

And now I’m here on my own
trying not to recall anything at all
and why should I cry for her
Why should I cry for her at all

She’ll convince you there’s no other
You’ll believe every word she’ll say
To be her shelter, to be her cover
beside her you will stay
Like an open wound
like a shifting sand
she’s known no other way
she’ll lies waiting for another man
coming in for easy prey

And now I’m here on my own
trying not to recall anything at all
and why should I cry for her
Why should I cry for her at all